Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe is the main rival of the BMW X4, can a car with a combination of sexy and muscular can provoke car enthusiasts?
Actually in this class The car market is not too big. Understandably, its unfamiliar shape makes this car enthusiast not as much as other GLC models. However, Mercedes-Benz still includes this Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe in its sales list. Automatic, the BMW X4 which was originally alone, immediately got a tough opponent. Will the crossover that combines the sexiness of a coupe and muscular SUV be acceptable in the market?
The exterior of the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe
Stout and dashing impression directly radiated by the front of this Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe. It can be seen from the blend of chrome-plated dots motif and the large three-pointed star logo typical of Mercedes-Benz. Plus the aggressive front bumper shape and silver ornaments, making the sporty and luxurious aura of this car sticking out. The headlamp used is already carrying the type of LED bulb (Light Emitting Diode) high-performance headlights which are claimed to illuminate up to 600 meters in the future.
Continue to the side, a beautiful aura and sexy Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe ready to vise. 20-inch diameter rims keep adding to a muscular aura. it was asked as an SUV Coupe, it’s no wonder the design of the rear roof sloped down. Indeed, this makes a separate debate, especially if you do not like car models like this. However, this car is a work of art, which just can’t make everyone like it.
The rear exterior of the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe is the most important part of the taste of an SUV Coupe. The rearview is even cooler than the regular GLC. A visible stop lamp with a flat design blends perfectly with the elegant rear bumper design because there are some chrome ornaments. The chrome-plated dual exhaust tip seems to imply that the performance of the GLC Coupe is very good.
Interior of Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe
Entering the interior of the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, it seems that the manufacturer based in Stuttgart has applied the dashboard layout now. The combination of colors between silver, black, and gray produces a modern impression without reducing the impression of luxury. Unfortunately, even though the touch screen has adopted the latest operating system, but it has not used the full glass cockpit model, which makes it seem to cut the impression of the modern Mercy.
All seats in this car are covered with leather, specifically for the front of the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe that is electrically adjustable and has two memories. The settings are also complete, from reclining, height adjuster to lumbar support can be adjusted electrically. Unfortunately, like the SUV coupe, the sloping roof design makes the headroom not as good as the regular SUV version. Fortunately, the legroom remains relieved typically of a Mercedes-Benz car.
The steering wheel of the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe already uses the latest design steering wheel. With a cooler model than the previous Mercedes-Benz steering wheel design. However, not only cool, but this steering wheel also feels luxurious and comfortable when held by hand. There are plenty of instrument panel control buttons in front of the driver and adjust the MBUX and head unit in this car.
Features Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe
The Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) is the most advanced infotainment system in the current Mercedes-Benz family line. And MBUX is an advanced technological breakthrough from Mercedes COMAND. This system can manage all infotainment in this Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe.
The MBUX can also be personalized according to the needs of its users. Although the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe has not yet adopted a full glass cockpit which adds to the advanced aura, it is still easy to use and the 10.25-inch LCD display is still attractive because of 3D graphics on the high-resolution head unit.
Operation is also easy because it can be operated via the trackpad on the center console and of course on the steering wheel. Or if you want to directly touch the screen, you can. This MBUX truly provides its own experience. You seem to be connected to the car and have emotional closeness.
In our opinion, one of the unique features of the MBUX system is its ability to learn something through Artificial Intelligence. When you use voice commands, all you have to do is say “Hey Mercedes”, with that MBUX feels like having an emotional bond between car and car user.
Not to mention the audio system developed by Burmester® with a surround sound system capable of entertaining drivers and passengers with neat sound reproduction. Moreover, the in-car entertainment system has been able to accommodate Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Mercedes-Benz manufacturer has the tagline ‘The Best Or Nothing’, it’s no wonder this German brand offers many safety features both active and passive. Starting from the Reversing camera plus Active Parking Assist with Parktronic to help the driver when backing up, then there is a Blind Spot Assist to prevent the driver from having an accident because of failing to check the blind spot. Until the Adaptive brake lights that can offer notification to the rear driver when the car is about to do a panic brake.
Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe engine
Although he is large, he is only equipped with a 2,000-cc 4-cylinder engine with inline configuration. The engine code is M264 E20 DEH LA. This engine is equipped with a turbocharger system so that it can produce power of 258-HP in the range of 5800 to 6,100-rpm, and 370 Nm of torque starting from 1,800 to 4,000-rpm.
Power and torque are channeled to four wheels with a 4MATIC system through a 9-speed automatic transmission designed by Mercedes-Benz called 9G-TRONIC. The driver can also choose the driving character through DYNAMIC SELECT. With this mode set, the character of the engine, transmission, suspension, and steering can be chosen according to the will of the driver and adjust the road conditions.
Finally, to get a compromise between driving comfort and dynamism, the air suspension system that is present in this car can also be arranged also through the DYNAMIC SELECT mode earlier. So that the damping on each wheel can be adjusted to the situation while driving. Comfort and sporty character will also always be maintained with a suspension that adheres to this air balloon system.
Compared to competitors, the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe is able to look sexier and muscular. That’s all because the features presented seem comparable to the price. So is this car worth buying? If you are a husband who loves your wife and wants to buy a quality car and occasionally you also want to drive it, then this car is for you.